Thursday deals: a raft of sweet laptops and a ton of discount codes


Good afternoon, gerbils. It looks like I'm finally going to be on the receiving end of some rays of sunshine next week. I'm already planning a few outings and picking out the cool t-shirts I'll be wearing. I assume that Americans everywhere are already dusting off their BBQ grills. It's a new season, and there's new hardware on sale. Check it out.

  • The first item we're looking at is the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-51-55WL) gaming laptop. The model we have on hand today packs an Intel Core i5-7300 HQ processor accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Gaming chops come courtesy of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4 GB of its own VRAM. The 15.6" display has an IPS panel with a resolution of 1920x1080. You can get your hands on this machine today for only $699.99 from Amazon.

  • If you want a gaming laptop with quite a bit more oomph than the Acer above, check out the Lenovo Legion Y720 (80VR00J0US). Inside this tremendous machine sits an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU that works in tandem with 16 GB of RAM. The storage allotment in this machine is particularly generous with a 512 GB solid-state drive and a 1-TB spinner. The graphics card this time around is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, more than powerful enough to slap pixels onto the 15.6" 1920x1080 display. Take this laptop on the road for only $1,269 from Newegg, but act fast—the deal's only running for another 11 hours and stock is limited.

  • Both machines above are certainly powerful, but a good number of folks prefer a slim machine for general use. One such item is the Asus VivoBook S510 (510UN-EH76) and its eight-generation Intel Core i7-8550U CPU and 8 GB of RAM. Buyers get a combo storage seup wiht a 256 GB SSD and a 1-TB hard drive, along with a GeForce MX150 graphics card that's more than serviceable for light gaming. The 15.6" display is a 1920x1080 IPS unit, and the entire machine is a mere 0.7" (1.8 cm) thick. Newegg will hand it to you in exchange for $799.99. Like the Lenovo above, this deal runs out in 11 hours.

  • Ryzen system builders looking for an affordable-but-quality motherboard should take a look at the MSI X370 Gaming Pro. This slab o' circuits comes with Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, metal-reinforced main PCIe slots, and an M.2 slot. Additional niceties include both SLI and CrossFire support, and red onboard LEDs. Get this board for $107.8 from Newegg with the promo code EMCPSEU39. The e-tailer will also throw in a free Intel-powered 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter and a $20 rebate card.

  • It's no secret that RAM's pretty darn expensive these days, so interested shoppers really should use grab a hold of the Newegg discount code EMCPSEU28 and go shopping through the e-tailer's selection of desktop RAM at 10% off. Memory of all types and brands is on sale, so get going, as this code expires today.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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